Leftist L.A. Times Questions Larry Elder’s Blackness
Article has racists undertones
Just weeks after The Los Angeles Times described California gubernatorial challenger Larry Elder (R) as the "face of white supremacy," the newspaper is now questioning his blackness.
Writer Donovan X. Ramsey wrote an article titled, “Larry Elder calls himself ‘Sage From South Central.’ But his ties to black L.A. are fraught.”
Ramsey also cites Elder's critics who “say he’s the black face of white supremacy, and his proposals would harm black and Latino Californians," and linking him to the paper's own opinion column, “Larry Elder is the black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned.”
The article follows the Democrat narrative that black people with conservative political views cannot be accepted as black.
"I think most Black people know that Larry Elder is a sellout,” one person is quoted as saying.
Some of Elder’s supporters are also quoted, though the article concludes:
"Elder, by far the leading candidate to replace Newsom if the recall passes, is unlikely to triumph based on how people in his old neighborhood will vote."
"Then again, his success never depended much on what people in places like South L.A. thought about him.”
The Times also describes the recent racist attack on Elder - where a white woman wearing a gorilla mask threw eggs at him - as if Elder was to blame and somehow involved in the fight: “LAPD is investigating altercation involving Larry Elder at Venice homeless encampment.”
Breaking: A flying egg narrowly missed the back of recall candidate @larryelder's head after it was thrown by an activist wearing a gorilla mask in Venice. A scuffle broke out and the candidate was escorted into an SUV.— Kate Cagle (@KateCagle) September 8, 2021
Here's the raw (pun intended)
CW: f-bombs@SpecNews1SoCal pic.twitter.com/FeFx3wnuSD
The tweet for the article depicted Elder with his hand on a white woman’s face to push home their point.
LAPD is investigating altercation involving Larry Elder at Venice homeless encampment https://t.co/wGkF0VN4ie— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) September 9, 2021
The article comes a day after Elder's security detail was physically assaulted with a pellet gun, forcing his campaign event to grind to a halt.
The Republican candidate said on Twitter:
"Today I kicked off the Recall Express bus tour."
"Before we even left Los Angeles, my security detail was physically assaulted, shot with a pellet gun, and hit with projectiles."